perjure

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verb per·jure \ˈpər-jər\

Definition of perjure

perjured

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perjuring

play \ˈpər-jə-riŋ, ˈpərj-riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a perjurer of (oneself)

  3. 2 obsolete :  to cause to commit perjury

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Origin and Etymology of perjure

Anglo-French parjurer, perjurer, from Latin perjurare, from per- detrimentally, for the worse + jurare to swear — more at per-, jury


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perjure

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transitive verb per·jure \ˈpər-jər\

Legal Definition of perjure

perjured

perjuring

  1. :  to make a perjurer of (oneself)




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